Dark Room Door Word Block Happy Masculine Card

A simple masculine birthday card can be made using a background word stamp and some colorful ink blending.

A panel of Gina K. Designs 80# White Cardstock was cut with the largest Lawn Fawn Small Stitched Rectangle Stackables and then prepped with an anti-static tool before stamping the Dark Room Door Word Black Happy background stamp with VersaMark Ink.  Gina K. Designs Detail White Embossing Powder was then added and heat embossed.

Next Distress Ink was blended onto the card panel using the Ranger Mini Ink Blending Tool in a rainbow order with the following inks: Mustard Seed, Twisted Citron, Mowed Lawn, Tumbled Glass, Blueprint Sketch, Wilted Violet, Barn Door.  The panel was adhered to a top folding A2 cardbase made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock with Darice Adhesive Fun Foam to add dimension.

A sentiment from My Favorite Things Big Birthday Sentiments was stamped with VersaMark Ink on 120# Gina K. Designs Black Cardstock and heat embossed with Gina K. Designs Fine Detail White Embossing Powder and adhered to the front of the card with 3M 1/2″ Foam Tape.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Darkroom Door Word Block Happy
  • MFT Big Birthday Sentiments
  • Gina K. Designs 80# White and 120# White
  • Gina K. Designs 120# Black
  • Gina K. Designs Detail White Embossing Powder
  • Lawn Fawn Small Stitched Rectangle Stackables
  • Distress: Mustard Seed, Twisted Citron, Mowed Lawn, Tumbled Glass, Blueprint Sketch, Wilted Violet, Barn Door

Masculine Birthday Card with MFT Chevron Coverup

Some of the most challenging cards for me are masculine birthday cards and I have a lot of guys that I need throughout the year. Graphic elements can make a great card and I really like the look of this card that was made using the negative space leftover from My Favorite Things Chevron Coverup.

First I took a piece of Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock and used the Ranger Mini Ink Blending Tool to create an ombre of color with the following Distress Inks: Mustard Seed, Wild Honey, Spiced Marmalade, Ripe Persimmon, Fired Brick.  The panel was run through the Big Shot with My Favorite Things Chevron Coverup.

To add dimension three additional coverups were cut using Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock and all were adhered together using Elmer’s Adhesive Spray and then adhered to the front of a top folding A2 cardbase made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock with Tombo Mono Multi Glue.

The sentiment is from Papertrey Ink Stylish Sentiments: Birthday stamped with VersaMark Ink on Gina K. Designs 120# Black Cardstock and heat embossed with Gina K. Designs Fine Detail White Embossing Powder.  It was then cut into a fishtail banner and adhered to the front of the card with 3M 1/2″ Foam Tape

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Gina K. Designs 120# White
  • Gina K. Designs 120# Black
  • Gina K. Designs Detail White Embossing Powder
  • MFT Chevron Coverup
  • Distress: Mustard Seed, Wild Honey, Spiced Marmalade, Ripe Persimmon, Fired Brick
  • MFT Big Birthday Sentiments
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • DFN Craft Thread
  • Lawn Fawn Party Balloons

Masculine Birthday with MFT Chevron Coverup II

Great cards can be made using negative elements from a graphic die. This card that was made using the negative space leftover from My Favorite Things Chevron Coverup.

A piece of Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock and used the Ranger Mini Ink Blending Tool to create an ombre of color with the following Distress Inks: Mustard Seed, Wild Honey, Spiced Marmalade, Ripe Persimmon, Fired Brick.  The panel was run through the Big Shot with My Favorite Things Chevron Coverup.

To add dimension to the chevron stripes I cut thin strips of 3M 1/2″ foam tape and applied it to the back of each strip.  (In retrospect I think it would have been much easier to cut the die again using Darice Adhesive Fun Foam.)  Using the cutout panel the strips were adhered to the front of a top folding A2 cardbase made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock.

Matching balloons were die cut from scraps of paper with Lawn Fawn Party Balloons and adhered using 3M 1/2″ Foam tape, with the front balloon using a double thickness of foam tape.  The balloon ties were made from red DFN Craft Thread.  To keep the loops I put a dollop of Tombo Mono Multi Glue on my thumb and applied it to the thread.  This allows it to stiffen and it can be shaped while still wet and will dry in the desired shape.

The sentiment is from My Favorite Things Big Birthday Sentiments stamped with VersaMark Ink on Gina K. Designs 120# Black Cardstock and heat embossed with Gina K. Designs Fine Detail White Embossing Powder and then adhered to the front of the card with 3M 1/2″ Foam Tape.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Gina K. Designs 120# White
  • Gina K. Designs 120# Black
  • Gina K. Designs Detail White Embossing Powder
  • MFT Chevron Coverup
  • Distress: Mustard Seed, Wild Honey, Spiced Marmalade, Ripe Persimmon, Fired Brick
  • MFT Big Birthday Sentiments
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • DFN Craft Thread
  • Lawn Fawn Party Balloons

 

Power Poppy French Lilac Hello

Some of the sweetest smelling flowers of spring are lilacs.  I really love this image from Power Poppy called French Lilacs.  It was printed and cut using the Silhouette Cameo and then colored with Copic Markers (colors listed below).

When creating a clean and simple white card I like to add dimension by adding a panel that has been dry embossed.  This card uses the Darice Basketweave Embossing Folder.  First the panel was cut using the largest rectangle from Lawn Fawn Small Stitched Stackable Rectangles and embossing it with the folder.

A panel of mirror gold cardstock was cut 1/8″ larger than the panel and both were adhered together using Tombo Mono Multi Glue and then adhered directly to a top folding A2 Card made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock.  The focal image was adhered to the front of the panel using 3M 1/2″ Foam Tape.

The sentiment was cut from mirror gold cardstock using Hero Arts Hello Stamp and Cut.  When adding dimension to a die cut sentiment you can either cut several words and glue them together, or in this case I die cut Darice Adhesive Fun Foam and then glued to the panel using Tombo Mono Multi Glue.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Power Poppy French Lilac
  • Hero Arts Hello
  • Gina K. Designs 80# White
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White
  • Gold Mirror Cardstock
  • Copic Markers: V04, V06, V09; YG61, YG63; YG67; R35, R46, R59; B0000
  • Lawn Fawn Small Stitched Stackable Rectangles
  • Darice Basketweave Embossing Folder
  • Darice Adhesive Fun Foam
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape

Power Poppy Camellias Congrats

I really like a clean and simple card that lets the focal image shine on the page.  This card was made using Power Poppy Camellias Digital Stamp.

The Power Poppy Camellias Digital Stamp was printed and cut using the Silhouette Cameo and then colored with Copic Markers (colors listed below).

A panel of Gina K. Designs 80# White Cardstock was die cut using the largest Lawn Fawn Small Stitched Rectangle Stackables and then run through the Big Shot again with the Cricut Swiss Dots Embossing Folder. The gold mirror cardstock adds an elegant feel to the card and was cut 1/8″ larger than the embossed panel.  The focal image was adhered to the panel using 3M 1/2″ Foam Tape and the entire panel was adhered to a top folding A2 Cardbase made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock with Darice Adhesive Fun Foam.

The sentiment was cut from gold mirror cardstock using Winnie & Walter The Big, The Bold, and You die.  It was cut again three times with scrap white card stock and adhered together with Elmer’s Adhesive Spray.  Tombo Mono Multi Glue was used to adhere it to the front of the card panel.  This beautiful sentiment can be used for birthdays, weddings, graduations, or any other occasion where you want to express your congratulations.

Products Used:

  • Power Poppy Camellias
  • Winnie & Walter The Big, The Bold and You
  • Gina K. Designs 80# White
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White
  • Gold Mirror Cardstock
  • Copic Markers: RV10, RV11, RV13, RV17; YG01, YG03, GY67; B0000
  • Lawn Fawn Small Stitched Rectangle Stackables
  • Cricut Swiss Dots Embossing Folder
  • Elmer’s Adhesive Spray

Springtime Colored Power Poppy Tulips in a Hobnail Pitcher

There are some beautiful images from Power Poppy Stamps that I really like.  They always make a beautiful card.  This time I used the Tulips in a Hobnail Pitcher Digital Stamp, which was print and cut using my Silhouette Cameo and colored using Copic Markers.  I really like the springtime colors of this card.

I like the clean and simple layout of this card.  To add dimension a panel of Gina K. Designs 80# White Cardstock was die cut with the rectangle from Simon Says Stamp Bundle of Stitched Shapes and then dry embossed with We R R Memory Keepers Dotted Embossing Folder.  This panel was adhered to a top folding A2 Cardbase made from Gina K. Designs 120# Cardstock with Darice Adhesive Fun Foam.

The focal image was adhered to the front of the panel with 3M 1/2″ Foam Tape.  The sentiment is from Lawn Fawn Scripty Sayings and was stamped with VersaMark Ink onto Gina K. Designs 120# Black Cardstock and heat embossed with Gina K. Designs Fine Detail White Embossing Powder.  3M 1/2″ Foam Tape was added to the back and then the sentiment was placed on the card.

Products Used:

  • Power Poppy Tulips in a Hobnail Pitcher
  • Lawn Fawn Scripty Sayings
  • We R Memory Keepers Dotted
  • Gina K. Designs 80# White
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White
  • Gina K. Designs 120# Black
  • Gina K. Designs Fine Detail White Embossing Powder
  • Copic Markers: B0000, B00; C4, C3, C2, C1; YG99, YG97, YG63; V20, V22, V25; V12, V15, V17; Y11, Y13, Y15; R81, R83, R85
  • Darice Adhesive Fun Foam
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • SSS Bundle of Stitched Shapes

Celebrate with with WPlus9 Beautiful Bouquet Dahlias

This card was created with WPlus9 Beautiful Bouquet Dahlias.  It was printed and cut with the Silhouette Cameo on Gina K. Designs 80# White Cardstock.

Usually before I color a stamp I search on the internet for images of the flower.  I wanted the Dahlias to have a two toned look of orange and yellow and I really like the way it turned out.  The Copic markers used are listed below.

I die cut a panel of Gina K. Designs 80# White Cardstock with largest Lawn Fawn Small Stitched Stackable Rectangles and then ran it through the Big Shot again with the Cricut Oxford Embossing Folder.  I then cut some mirror cardstock to be 1/8″ larger than the embossed panel and adhered to two together with Tombo Mono Multi Glue.  A panel of Darice Adhesive Fun Foam was cut just smaller than the embossed panel and both were adhered together using Tombo Mono Multi Glue to a top folding A2 cardbase made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock.

I used the Neat & Tangled Celebrate die and shadow for the sentiment.  I wanted the sentiment to match the flowers and so I colored a scrap of white cardstock with the same Copic markers in a ombre from darkest to light.  The shadow was cut with gold mirror cardstock.  The flowers and sentiment were adhered to the card using 3M 1/2″ Foam Tape and the card was done.

Products Used:

  • WPlus9 Beautiful Bouquet Dahlias
  • Neat & Tangled Celebrate Die
  • Gina K. Designs 80# and 120# White Fine Detail White Embossing Powder
  • Gold Mirror Cardstock
  • Copic Markers: R29, R27, R24; Y13, R02, R05, R08; G24, G99; YG97, YG95, YG93; G94, G24; G94, G28; B37, B34, B0000
  • Darice Adhesive Fun Foam
  • Cricut Oxford Embossing Folder

 

 

Happy Birthday Aunt Leora

My Aunt Leora turned 100 years old the end of November.  She is an amazing lady, still active, her mind is sharp, and she says she has no aches or pain.  Lucky Aunt Leora!  Her favorite color is red and so I made the following card to celebrate her special day.

I used my Silhouette Cameo to print and cut the Power Poppy Camellia digital stamp  on Gina K. Designs 80# White Cardstock.  I colored the image with the Copic marker listed below.  I cut a panel of Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock with the Simon Says Stamp Bundle of Stitched Shapes and the Big Shot with the Cricut Oxford Embossing Folder to add dimension and interest to the card.  I added some Darice Adhesive Fun Foam to the back and adhered it to a top folding A2 card made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock and adhered the panel with Tombo Mono Multi Glue.

The sentiment is from Hero Arts Yummy Treats and was stamped with VersaMark Ink on Gina K. Designs Black 120# Cardstock and heat embossed with Gina K. Designs Fine Detail White Embossing Powder.  It was adhered to the front of the card with 3M 1/2″ Foam Tape.

Products used:

  • Power Poppy Camellias Digital Stamp
  • Hero Arts Yummy Treats
  • Gina K. Designs 80# White
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White
  • Gina K. Designs 120# Black
  • Gina K. Designs 80# and 120# White Fine Detail White Embossing Powder
  • Copic Markers: R35, R46, R59, R89; YG03, YG17, YG67; B0000
  • Darice Adhesive Fun Foam
  • Cricut Oxford Embossing Folder

Happy Birthday (Power Poppy Peonies)

The card was made using the Power Poppy Peonies Digital Stamp, which was printed on Canson 90# Cold Press Watercolor and cut with the Silhouette Cameo.

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The color of the peonies in real life are more purple than are shown here. Colors from Winsor & Newton Artist Grade 24 Half Pan Watercolor set were used to watercolor the flowers.

A rectangle was die cut from Gina K. Designs 80# White Cardstock and then embossed with the Darice Basketweave Embossing Folder.  The panel was adhered to a top folded A2 cardbase made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock using Darice Adhesive Foam.

The focal image was adhered to the embossed panel with 3M 1/2″ Foam Tape.  The sentiment is from the My Favorite Things Big Birthday Sentiments stamp set.  It was stamped on Gina K. Designs 120# Black Cardstock with VersaMark Ink and embossing with Gina K. Designs Fine Detail White Embossing Powder.  The sentiment strip was added over the focal image with 3M 1/2″ foam tape on the ends only.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Gina K. Designs 80# and 120# White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# Black Cardstock
  • Canson 90# Cold Press Watercolor Paper
  • Power Poppy Peonies Digital Stamp
  • My Favorite Things Big Birthday Sentiments
  • Darice Adhesive Foam
  • 3M 1/2″ Foam Tape
  • Gina K. Designs Fine Detail White Embossing Powder
  • Darice Basketweave Embossing Folder
  • Winsor & Newton Artist Grade 24 Half Pan Watercolor Set

Happy Birthday Wishes (Power Poppy Camellias)

I really like using the digital images from Power Poppy.  They can be printed to any size you desire, and when printed using the Silhouette Cameo you can have it cut around the image, much like using a die.

I made two birthday cards with the Power Poppy Camellias.  My favorite is the one with pink and purple flowers, but the metallic center of the flowers in the second it beautiful as well. Both cards were printed on Canson 90# Watercolor Paper and then watercolored with Winsor & Newton’s Artist Grade Half Pan 24 Watercolor Set.

Both Cards were assembled with an A2 top folding cardbase made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock.  Both had a rectangle die cut from Simon Says Stamp Bundle of Stitched Shapes out of Gina K. Designs 80# White Cardstock.  Both rectangles were embossed using the Cricut Oxford Embossing Folder, which were applied to the cardbase using Darice Adhesive Fun Foam.  Both focal images were applied using 3M 1/2″ Foam Tape with sentiment banners made from Gina K. Designs 120# Black Cardstock.  But because of the differences in color they each have a unique feel.

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The sentiment used for this card was from Gina K. Designs Birthday Greetings, stamped on Gina K. Designs 120# Black Cardstock with VersaMark Ink and Heat Embossed with Gina K. Designs Fine Detail White Embossing Powder.

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The sentiment from this card is from the Clearly Besotted Fancy Sayings stamp set.  The word belated was eliminated from the beginning of the phrase.  The sentiment was stamped on Gina K. Designs 120# Black Cardstock with VersaMark Ink and Heat Embossed with Gina K. Designs Fine Detail White Embossing Powder. The stamen in the flowers were painted using FineTec 630 Arabic-Gold.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Gina K. Designs 80# and 120# White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# Black Cardstock
  • Canson 90# Cold Press Watercolor Paper
  • Power Poppy Camellias Digital Stamp
  • Gina K. Designs Birthday Greetings
  • Clearly Besotted Fancy Sayings
  • FineTec Gold Watercolor
  • Winsor & Newton Artists Grade 24 Half Pan Watercolor Set
  • Cricut Oxford Embossing Folder
  • VersaMark Ink